Monday, 9 July 2012

Hola Ladies,hope everyone is enjoying the summer and getting plenty of sunshine, well here it has been hotter than ever again, so I decided to take myself off to do some scrapping to escape the heat. I want to share with you my layout I have made for June's My Creative Scrapbook challenge. The photo is of my dear Niece Ruby when she was only 11 months old and now she is 3, growing so fast. The papers I have used are Pink Paislee from my monthly kit from My Creative Scrapbook, the kits are jam packed each month with beautiful co-ordinated papers, lots of lovely prima flowers and lots of yummy embellishments, I do so love getting my monthly kits, stalking the postie now for next months kit.

Sunday, 1 July 2012

A bit of this and a bit of that!!!!

As the weather has been extremely hot here, I have been spending most of my time in the pool cooling down, hope you like the photos of my swimming pool and my beautiful oyster bed.

When not spending time in the pool chilling, I have been getting around to finishing off a couple of projects, from my last couple of scrapbooking retreats.
My first project is a fabulous album I made at Scrapstars retreat in Leeds back in April, this class was taught by the lovely Jolanda Meurs, it is such a pretty album, I like the felt flowers and bo bunny embellishments and paper we used.

In May I went back to England to visit family and friends and also went to a retreat in Derbyshire, Creative Heart and Soul, it was my first time at this retreat, it was a fab weekend meeting up with new and old friends, the next retreat is in October and I will certainly be looking forward to that.

Here are a few of my finished classes, still have a couple to finish off.

This class was taught by Tracie Hudson, it was a double layout class and I enjoyed doing this one, loved all the fussy cutting.

This class was taught by Jen Starr from the United States of America, she was so lovely, loved her accent and she taught an amazing class with distress inks and so many different ink techniques.

Thanks for taking the time to look at my blog and your comments are very much appreciated.

Muchas Gracias xxx

Mr. Mischief!!!!

Well the title says it all, doesn't it.

This is my layout I did for this months sketch over on U. K. Scrappers. A few months ago I was invited to join a sketch group called scrap a sketch, they are a wonderful group of ladies some I have met at scrapbooking retreats and some only on line, they are truly a talented group of ladies.

Monday, 11 June 2012

Hola!!!! from very sunny Spain.

Hola!!!! from very hot and sunny Spain,the last few days have really been hot and getting hotter by the day, reaching over 100f. It has been a while since I last blogged, just sometimes life gets in the way and I do not know where the time goes too. I have been having a go at this months sketch over on My Creative Scrapbook. I always love doing this sketch and enjoyed this one, the sketch is beautiful and inspired by the very talented Delaine Burns. .......... and here is my take on the sketch, hope you like it.

Friday, 11 May 2012

Scrapstar Retreat in Leeds.

What a fabulous weekend I had at the Scrapstars retreat, never laughed and ate so much, did manage to do a little bit of scrapping between talking, eating and laughing. It was not such a good start to the weekend, I set off from home to Alicante airport to be told my flight had been delayed by 3 hours, not alot I could do but just sit and wait, finally I boarded 3 hours 20 mins late, got to the Hotel in Leeds just in time for the first class. The classes were amazing, there were six class, Kirsty Wiseman, Lida De Witte and Jolanda Meurs from Holland and the lovely Emma Trout. I am still putting finishing touches to my projects and will post as soon as I complete them. The weekend was so much fun and to top it off, I spent it with some very lovely people who I can call very dear friends. Here are a few photos of our weekend:

My dear boy Charlie

This is my take on the sketch over at My Creative Sketches. I loved the sketch and all the layers, and when I received my new monthly kit I simply fell in love with the papers, the colours and all the fabulous embellishments. Here is the sketch I used.
I hope you enjoy and thanks for taking the time to leave comments. Many thanks.

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Retreat Class Layouts!!!!

Finally I have my class layouts finished, just had to add a couple of finishing touches to them.

The first layout "I LOVE MY BOY" was taught by Louise, loved the papers they are one of my favourite brands, My Minds Eye.
"DREAMY EYES" This class was taught by Claire, loved making the chipboard shappy shutters and flower, I think this was most probably one of my favourite classes of the weekend.
The photo is of my gorgeous Niece Ruby.

"ALBIE" Another photo of my adorable pooch little Albie, this class was designed by Helen.

"NO TITLE YET" Loved this class designed and taught by the very lovely Tracy, enjoyed the inking and the idea of the frame.

I still have another couple of layouts to photograph, will pop them on along with a couple of other layouts I did at the retreat.
Hasta luego mis amigos.

Monday, 9 April 2012

A Fabulous crafting weekend!!!!

I have just had an amazing weekend with some amazing people who I can now call good friends
We all met up in Warrington at the Sarah's Cards Scrapbooking Retreat.
This is my 4th retreat and enjoyed this one as much as my first retreat, it didn't dissappoint me and I still had an amazing week-end.

Meet the girls, these are the fab ladies I spent most of the weekend with.
Mary, Penny, Me and Amanda.

It was lovely to meet up with old friends and making some new ones,fab classes and a wonderful shop, a very spacious crop room and sweet shop, even the weather was glorious, I thought that I had not left Spain.

All in all an amazing week-end, Sarah & Lianne do an amazing job, and all the design team and helpers work extremly hard to make everyone welcome and the whole week-end is so well organized and everything works like clockwork.

Meet Sarah and Liannes Design Team

Roll on the next one. I can't wait to attend again next year.

There was six fantastic classes from the Sarah's design team, loved all the classes some for different reasons.

Will post my layouts in the next couple of days, just need to put the final touches to a couple of the pages.

Hast luego mis amigos!!!!

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Memories of You

If you love sketch challenges check out My Creative Scrapbook. I love their challenges not only do you get a chance of winning an awesome prize it seems to get my backside into gear to do some scrapping of which lately I have been lacking.
So here is my page for this months challenge, taken from this sketch designed by Kim Keane.
The photo is of my gorgeous dog Travis, who sadly died last year in May, he was such a sweet boy, who I dearly miss.

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Giggle, Fun, Happy!!!!

This is my layout for the sketch challenge at My Creative Scrapbook. I have used papers from a previous MCS kit and lots of the lovely Prima flowers also used my Martha Stewart punches.